Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Delta variant found in all 736 samples sequenced – NCIPD

Bulgaria‘s National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCIPD) announced on November 19 that it had completed sequencing 736 samples from Covid-19 patients in the country, all of which have the Delta variant.

The samples were taken from October 11th to November 4th and came from 26 of the 28 counties in Bulgaria.

By November 2-9, 20 patients in the NCIPD sample group had died, 125 were hospitalized, 558 were being treated at home, and 33 had recovered.

NCIPD said 252 cases sequenced together showed the Delta strain of the virus intended B.1.617.2 from the World Health Organization.

The other cases were assigned to separate individual lineages of this variant as follows: AY.43 (142), AY.9 (115), AY.4 (84), AY.4.4 (65), AY.4.3 (22), AY. 4.2 (21), AY.46.6 (16), AY.5 (six), AY.47 (five), AY.25 (four), AY.42 (two) and one each from AY.23 and AY .34 .

Most of the samples came from the city of Sofia (145), followed by the districts of Varna (84), Rousse (80), Plovdiv (69) and Pleven (53).

(Photo: Military Medical Academy)

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